HENDERSON/RUSK COUNTY (KYTX) - Sixteen traffic deaths in Rusk County since January 1. Twenty-six traffic fatalities since June of 2012, and law enforcement here in Rusk County say there's not one single contributing factor that has led to any or all of the 26 deaths. And that's why they want to have this summit -- to get down to the bottom of what's causing all this bloodshed.
The Rusk County Traffic Fatality Summit takes place from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, in Justice Court at the Rusk County Justice Center, at 112 North Van Buren Street in Henderson.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the average number of traffic deaths for a county the size of a rusk county --is about six per year.